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PelAir – Norfolk Island 2009

PelAir Westwind Jet Ditching at Norfolk Island

More information at [including link to ATSB report] http://vocasupport.com/?page_id=83

AvWEB gives a very good report on this, which can be read on:


as well as Ben Sandilands:


Nurse Karen Casey says it all:

Karen Casey
Posted February 16, 2013 at 10:57 am | PERMALINK

CASA, ATSB, Pel-Air.

Shame, shame, shame.

How dare there be people in positions that knowingly put the public at risk. When I hear that this crash could have been prevented if more pro-active safety follow ups were insitu,  my stomach churns. The hell myself and others on board have experienced in many forms, is too difficult to adequately express. The ditching was positively preventable had our trusted systems had honest, thorough scaffolding, starting at the top. CASA audited Pel-Air in April 2007, they found the operator was not adhering to numerous rules. Audited again March 08, safety alert issued. No further audit follow up until after the ditching. Then a dodgy ATSB report, the Chambers report sitting south under McCormick. How dare all involved shake our lives to the core…their turn to shake now.

Lies always unravel. I hope this is the start of real change.

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